In My Kitchen October 2013


October 2, 2013 by Joanne T Ferguson

Bread-pullaparts-whatsonthelistAre you excited to see what’s In My Kitchen October 2013?

They say, “Time Flies when you are having fun!”

Please tell me I am not the only one where time is flying by WAY too fast!

Thanks Celia from Fig Jam & Lime Cordial for your In The Kitchen Series this month!

I really enjoy having “a peek” in other people’s kitchens!

It is fun to see what people are up to and what quirky gadgets, appliances or stories behind what is In Their Kitchen too!

For those who have been following my post, I had access to a Thermomix for a couple of weeks to see if I could achieve two goals.

Seeing the weather here in Adelaide has been very unpredictable, I made this Curried Lentil Soup with a Themomix Pull A Part using speck, sun-dried tomatoes and cheese!

I like “quirky, eccentric” things just that little but different! (just like me)

I really enjoyed these Vegetable and Tomato Soup bowls and when I initially saw them, they JUMPED into my trolley and YELLED, “TAKE ME!!! TAKE ME!!!”
                                                I LOVE Herbie’s Spices!

With such a wide variety of wonderful spices to always choose from, this month not only did I participate in Herbie’s Spice of The Month – Sumac Challenge, but really enjoyed creating my Pan-Grilled Eggplant with Sumac and Chilli with Baked Sumac Chips.
Storage-bags-Peakfresh-whatsonthelistI always have some PEAKfresh bags on hand as with my PASSION and ENTHUSIASM for all things food, minimizing food wastage, extending the lives of fruits and veggies are extremely important to me and the environment!

These bags REALLY work and can be purchased within Australia and overseas!

While shopping one day, I saw Charcoal Organic Noodles!
Pasta-noodles-charcoal-whatsonthelistI have never seen them before and cooking with Charcoal, combined with Noodles “intrigued” me!
Mexican-tamales-whatsonthelistChile Mojo is one of my absolute favorite stores to “experience” in Adelaide.

While it is known to be “the store” for “hard to find necessities” for Mexican food, I have never cooked or baked with corn husks, so I put these on the list and they are “eagerly awaiting” what I can create with them too!
Flour-Egyptian-Gold-Four-Leaf-MillingHaving spent time in Egypt and being FASCINATED with all things Egyptian, I could not help myself but buy Four Leaf Milling (one of my favorite brands) Egyptian Gold Flour this month!

Did you know it is “derived from ancient khorasan wheat” and thought to have been found in an ancient Egyptian tomb?

You KNOW my S-Q-U-E-A-L-I-N-G food personality by now and thought these Bake & Serve Cupcakes (cupcakes baked in tea cups) would put a smile on anyone’s face!

Can you tell who can’t WAIT to make a cupcake and invite a friend or two over for a coffee or tea?
Cupcake-stand-whatsonthelistOf course should I change my mind in making the cupcakes in the teacups, I can always serve them on this fun-filled cake stand!

For people who know me, they KNOW I still view the world (and everything in it) with a very curious child-like view!

I STILL get E-X-C-I-T-E-D about all things food as if I was 5 years old again!

Friends by now know HOW “animated” I can become and how I speak ENTHUSIASTICALLY with my hands!

The faster my speech, the more the E-X-C-I-T-E-M-E-N-T is bubbling up inside of me BURSTING to get out!
Cookie-cutters-whatsonthelistI LOVE everything about The Mad Hatter and Alice in Wonderland and her tea parties!

When I saw these cookie cutter messages…I KNEW they were coming home with me and they are In My Kitchen and love getting used for special occasions and days that end in “Y”!

I am sure you can figure out what the secret messages cut into my cookies say!
Cupcake-holder-whatsonthelistI have this “THING” for lids of any kind that you can pull off, surprise people and YELL, “TA DA!!!”

Now that I am thinking about the origins of such a bizarre memory, it seems my Dad kept me entertained for HOURS doing the same thing.

Each time he lifted the lid, I always “thought” something magical would appear.

I never tired of the game and my dad would always end it with, “We will have to play another day” when something WILL appear!

I always looked forward to when next we could play!
Chocolate-whatsonthelistChef Georgio aka hubby and I love “indulging” in delectably tasting chocolates.

The beautifully wrapped box was unwrapped with the first layer opened before we both even “thought” to take a photo!

Exquisitely romantic as we choose “the perfect” chocolate to indulge in with each other!

What did you enjoy most about this post today?

Does anyone else see a heart in my featured photo?

When you think of me, just think that every day is about FOOD FUN and child’s play!

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50 thoughts on “In My Kitchen October 2013

  1. Wonderful finds in your travels. Nice to see this.

  2. auntbeesrecipes says:

    I have GOT to have those tomato soup and vegetable soup bowls!!!!!!! Fun post per usual 🙂

  3. I look forward to hearing about those Charcoal Noodles. Thanks too for the tip of the fresh bags – I’ve always wondered if they were worth the effort. You say ‘yes’ so I’ll give them a go.

  4. Nice food and produces! It seems that october has started well for you.



  5. Joanne, your bubbly-enthusiastic-animated way of seeing and describing things and delighting in them tickled me greatly. So did the story about you and your Dad. A sense of wonder is one of the best gifts you can give your children. Have fun (what am I saying? of COURSE you will!) playing with your IMK goodies and let me know when the tamales are ready. 😉

  6. Jas@AbsolutelyJas says:

    Love that ‘eat me’ cookie stamp – just like Alice in Wonderland, so gorgeous! Looking forward to the cookies you make with them!

  7. wow those charcoal noodles sure look intriguing! and those soup cups are adorable!

  8. Glenda says:

    Hi Joanne, I am really interested in those Peak fresh produce bags. What a good idea.

  9. Karen says:

    I so enjoy stepping into the kitchens of others, especially in other parts of the world. Yours seems especially fun. 🙂

  10. Your scrolls look yummy, especially the heart one. I am interested to see what you do with the corn husks.

  11. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    I love checking out bloggers in my kitchen series! So glad to catch yours. 🙂 What, Charcoal Organic Noodles!?!?! That sounds interesting. I wonder if it’s because of the color or taste somewhat like charcoal?! Let us know what you find out. 😀 Thanks for letting us see your kitchen! 🙂

  12. Love the soup bowls. I think they would have jumped into my trolley too.

  13. Charcoal noodles? I know in China, there is a type of noodle that actually applies gem stone micro powders to the dough and the noodle tastes brilliant! I really want to read your review on these noodles. Where did you get it?

    • Thanks Xin for stopping by and your comments that brightened my day! I never heard of your gem stone noodles too!
      Perhaps you can bring me back soon when you return from China, true!
      Found the noodles “as a fluke” at one of my local stores…
      Look forward to a blog post coming soon! 🙂

  14. sylvia oliver says:

    the corn husks are used for making tamales..

  15. ooooh another one here intrigued by the charcoal noodles. I imagine them to be like a wok fried noodle, you know the type when you go to a proper Chinese restaurant and they season the wok and let it smoke, that smell coats the noodles and they become Moorish!! YUM!
    What a great IMK post, I love your little cupcake cups! Just gorgeous xx

  16. heidiannie says:

    Hi Joanne- I DiD see the heart in your featured scrolls and was wondering if you were going to offer a tutorial on how to make them- or was that a serendipitous happenstance?
    I love cookie cutters- although I have quit buying them since I no longer have any space to keep them- the ducky is my favorite. Recently I saw a GIANT rubber duckie on the Allegheny Rivier in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania- it was amazing!
    Thanks for sharing- love your post!

    • Thanks Heidi! I would be more than happy to do! I can guarantee it was a fluke that it happened, but if you saw my IFC Challenge Post, the Kugelhopf looked exactly like an owl’s face, so maybe me with baking…there must be something animal related too! lol
      I LOVE seeing the Rubber Ducky, true! A friend reported and sent me photos today, it has arrived in Taiwan now too! 🙂

  17. Joanne, your cookie cutters are to die for!!

  18. Ann Low says:

    Hi Joanne, I find there are many interesting treasures in your kitchen 😀 Definitely love to visit you again 😀
    Thank you for stopping by my blog.

    Anncoo Journal

  19. danapny says:

    I love the rubber ducky and Alice in Wonderland items! 😀

  20. Sandy says:

    haha yes rubbie duckies are very lovable!!!!! 😉

  21. LuAnn says:

    I will be interested to see what you do with charcoal noodles. 🙂

  22. Joanne, your kitchen is always FULL of treasures! I love the little copper rubber ducky, and Herbie’s spices really are the best, aren’t they? The green veggie bags are super – we used to use them all the time (less now that we’re picking daily from the garden). And I’ll wait to see what you do with your corn husks, I bought a bag as well, but have yet to build up the energy to try making tamales again! 🙂 xx

  23. Those cookie cutters are so cute Joanne! And I’m so intrigued by the charcoal noodles! 😮

  24. Lovely peek this month and I love the Charcoal Organic Noodles 🙂

  25. Wow, so many wonderful treasures again this month in your kitchen! I especially love your message cookie cutters – adorable!
    🙂 Mandy xo

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